Friday, May 02, 2008

Periwinkle Diary III

On the last day of April I drew the seventh and final periwinkle of this year’s Periwinkle Diary (see Blog April 2007) started in 2006. Nothing like a quietish pencil drawing from nature to steady the mind and hand. Now that I have more or less retired from portrait painting I think to get back to life drawing (where all the ladders start); when I find the right model. Meanwhile the periwinkle is an uncomplaining substitute that needs neither rests nor cups of tea. All these periwinkle flowers are, for the first time, homegrown (tended by Megan in the front garden), so no raiding Ann's display up the road. Here are four of the current crop.

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Galmaran said...
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Nona shivangi said...
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jonners said...

periwinkles - beautiful. is their wheel-like shape to do with similar thing at top middle of your painting? thanks for a great blog.

Plum said...

I guess you're someone who knows his Wordsworth:

Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,
The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;
And 'tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.